DH is building a coop in the back and it’s turning out much better than we thought. He has an endless supply of pallets at his old work and we are using them. He raised the coop off the ground and is using the pallets for the floor, walls and roof. Siding we are still deciding on. The floor is going to have hardware cloth stapled to it, on top of that will be plywood and on top of that will be linoleum which will then be covered in bedding. He is building nest boxes on the side and all will have animal proof locks, probably padlocks. Under the coop in the middle (where it will be protected from rain/wind) will be where we dump our ash from our fire-pit and our fireplace.
The little one that I was concerned about is fine now. After getting a couple doses of pedialyte he was up and running.
Then we have the bigger chicks who are big enough that they are spending time on the branch and flapping their lil’ wings.